Whakatane River Walk, Whakatane
(4.8/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Explore scenic Whakatane with Whakatane River Walk, which connects the town's major historical and scenic features along the river's edge, all the way to where the river meets the sea. The easy path takes you past gardens, a skate park, a playground, and a visitor information center right to The Heads, opening out to the Bay of Plenty. Check out the old wharf and estuary, the row of restaurants, and Mataatua Reserve. You'll also pass a hub for big game fishing, a weigh station frequented by tuna, billfish, and shark fishermen. Additional Maori cultural pieces along the way include a bronze statue of Wairaka and Muriwai's cave. Locals and tourists alike frequent this walkway, drawn by and contributing to its exuberant atmosphere. Plan to visit Whakatane River Walk during your Whakatane vacation using our convenient Whakatane vacation trip planner.
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  • This walk is gentle and flat from the Whakatane Bridge to the Heads. For most part it is ideal for those who are wheel chair bound. People are friendly. What a fantastic way to take in one of Whakatan...  more »
  • Love doing this walk it is so pretty and relaxing meandering along the river. Also makes a great bike ride. Very pretty with some stops along the way. 
  • Beautiful paved river side walk extending from Whakatane Bridge all the way to the Heads. Flat and suitable for pushchairs, wheel chairs, mobility scooters; cycling, dog, skateboard friendly. Passes b...  more »